ANDRE BARTLOW by NICK THIESSEN
On our last trip down to LA a couple of June’s ago, our creative team stopped in Portland, Oregon. Photographer Nick Thiessen had been in talks with Andrea Bartlow about a shoot if our schedules aligned. Upon arrival to the city, we were able to make it work. We stopped at Andrea’s house to let the Two Beaches Beauty duo, make up artist Rebecca Lafleur and hair stylist Claudia Bakehouse get started on preping Andrea. Since, this was bit of an impromptu shoot, we wanted to keep it simple and fun. Wardrobe stylist Siman Heer put together some necessary quick simple looks. During this process, the group had shared some laughs and we collectively decided to drive around downtown Portland and find somewhere interesting to shoot. During our cruise downtown, we noticed the City Fair taking place. The lightbulb lit up, so we thought this would be a good opportunity to go in and be apart of the fun.
Meeting and working with Andrea was a pleasure. Not only does she translate very well on photo, but she is super down to earth. Meeting and connecting with people like Andrea, makes everything feel extremely rewarding. At the time, she had mentioned how she was excited to be working with Nike on a project through her latest agency booking. She also mentioned how she was planning on moving to Los Angeles to expand her fashion portfolio. Fast forward to now, Andrea just walked the runway at Swim Week Miami for Maaji, POEMÄ, BECCA by Rebecca Virtue and GottexSwim. She is also currently signed on to other agencies such as LA Models, New York Models Direct, The Syndical in addition to Option Models that she was signed to at the time of our shoot. We are happy and proud of her accomplishments and are excited to see what the future holds for this sweetheart.